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Happy to combine any mix of my items.
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This listing is for one LARGE GOOD QUALITY WHOLE SKINS OF
NATURAL VEGETABLE TANNED KANGAROO LEATHER HIDE.
There are more available. If you want several, please ask.
Size is about 800mm long X 800mm at the extremities.
Thickness is just under 1 mm.
If you want to know the thickness of the actual skin/s you will get, please ask before buying.
THE SURFACE IS NATURAL GRAIN.
This item will be posted to you rolled but NOT on a stiff backing.
We do combine your purchases. Please ask.
The tanning is very professional and done perfectly.
Temper has been achieved using fatliquor. Therefore the leather is not ‘greasy’.
The back (flesh side) surface has been skimmed to provide an even overall thickness to the hide and to give a very nice smooth suede like surface (not brushed).
It can be used for wet-moulding (blocked) to form three dimensional shapes such as knife pouches, holsters and special tool cases.
It is not the purpose of this listing to detail wet-moulding of leather, but this is the right grade to do it with.
A NOTE ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THIS LEATHER:-
Most kangaroo hides available for tanning are a by-product of the carcass abattoirs. These are not, but were professionally produced solely for the purpose of making finest quality leather. They are from country areas with ideal conditions for high quality hides and have been skinned and tanned with care. The end result is this presentation of the highest grade possible.
Kangaroo hide is a 100% renewable and sustainable resource. Before harvest it is never treated with chemical dips or drenches of any kind. Neither are the native grass fodders.
To avoid chemicals we freeze our hides at the point of harvest. Thereafter the only treatment is the actual tanning to turn it in to leather. Frozen hides are preferred by our tanners, salted hides tend to produce inferior leather.
This Kangaroo leather is from skins obtained totally lawfully under a regulated program administered by Queensland Department of Environment and Science, who govern quotas, licencing & strict codes of practice. All were skinned accurately by professionals and tanned by a professional commercial tannery licensed under DE&S Qld rules who legally deal in Kangaroo. Only species subject to habitat-threatening overpopulation are allowed by the DE&S program.
You will get maximum usable area out of each skin. They are not reject grade or from unwanted stock, like some listed on ebay.
Kangaroo leather is a totally sustainable product. Some think it environmentally feasible to use man mine finite resources to make plastics. What a disaster that has been. When that resource is gone nature will grow native pastures ad-infinitum.
For export of Kangaroo product there is a small fee for an Australian Customs Export Permit. This is because Kangaroo is native Australian. The permit makes this product legal anywhere in the world.
You need do nothing more than make the purchase. We do all the paperwork to make this leather totally legal to send out of Australia and in to your country.
Below is a copy of our approved current Export Permit.
All inquiries welcome.